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To Refinance or Not to Refinance?

Your home is your biggest asset. Memories have been made there, investments have been undertaken, and time and energy have been put into making it what it is today.

Know the ABC's of Home Equity

With spring approaching, home-related spring cleaning and repairs are on the docket for many homeowners. As you gear up for your upcoming home improvements, questions regarding home equity lending may arise.

Small Investments With Big Payoffs In Home Sales

Selling your home is a big step that requires some work beyond hiring a savvy real estate agent. There are steps that you can take to maximize the value of your home without making drastic repairs and improvements that cost thousands. Appearance is everything in selling your home.

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Summer Home Improvements on a Budget

Summer marks a great time for making home improvements. Whether it’s a remodel or you’re just making small fixes here and there, we’ve got some tips on how you can improve your home smartly and cost-effectively.

The Benefits of Home Improvement Loans

Your home is more than an investment, it's an asset. Over time, the value appreciates and the equity that builds can be leveraged for a home equity loan. If you've been considering building an addition, making repairs or even a major remodel, read on.

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Loans: What Not to Do

For many, obtaining and managing a loan can seem cumbersome, no matter how necessary. The application and approval process can take a significant amount of time. Paying off your loan can seem far away in the future. And taking out a loan sometimes means you’re adding to already existing debt.

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Home Equity Loans: 3 Things to Know

If you’re looking for some extra cash for one reason or another, you’re probably discovering that there are a variety of loan types out there, including one called a home equity loan.

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How to Build Home Equity and What to Do With It

First off, what is home equity? Home equity is the difference between your home's value and the amount you still owe. Homes, unlike cars or boats, naturally gain equity over time, especially if you, the homeowner, do any sort of work on it to increase the value.